$80K — $100K *
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.
R&D Project Leader II sought by International Paints LLC in Houston, TX
Develop new product formulations for the company's marine and protective coatings business unit, including epoxy, polyurethane, high temperature silicones, and alkyd primers and topcoats. Plan, conduct, and evaluate trials and experiments for product development and quality assessment. Adjust formulas based on batch size and application conditions. Collaborate with production and quality control staff to resolve issues with product formulations. Use chemistry background to evaluate raw materials for replacement and domestication and negotiate prices for raw materials with a focus on cost savings while maintaining product quality. Responsible for new process development for laboratory functions. Work as a member of cross-functional teams with members of purchasing, sales, marketing, production, and supply chain departments to improve profitability, efficiency, and market share.
Master's degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field and 2 years of experience researching and development of protective coating applications for marine or industrial applications. Employer will also accept a Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience as described above. All stated experience must include formulating 2K epoxy coatings and a wide range of coatings chemistries.
Valid through: 8/6/2020